There's always a new story to tell at Colchester Zoo, from welcoming new arrivals, to exciting things to see and discover.


in Animals
In August we announced that our female Greater kudu Nakia gave birth to a healthy calf! Nakia hadn’t been at Colchester Zoo for very long and so she was pregnant before she arrived here with us. Nakia is a first-time mum...

in Animals
We would like to introduce you to Burdock a new male horse that joined our team in July! He came to us from World Horse Welfare, a rescue organisation in the UK. Since arriving he has been introduced to our other...

in General
Buy E-tickets online in advance to visit us from the 29th October - 30th November 2018 and enjoy admission to Colchester Zoo with an amazing £5.00 off per person! There’s plenty of fun to be had at Colchester Zoo throughout the...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Action for the Wild is committed to rhino conservation. We have supported Save the Rhinos International in their efforts to protect rhinos from poaching since 2006 and have, to date, donated over £85,000. Our donation for 2018 will be used for...


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